If a death by an autonomous car is unavoidable, who should die?

Image from wikipedia.org

Image from wikipedia.org

There may be times when an accident or a death is unavoidable while an autonomous car is controlling the wheel.

What should an autonomous car do when such situation arises? How should the designers of the cars program autonomous cars to respond? This week, we introduce the Tunnel Problem that describes one such possible situation and has been a topic of serious debate for philosophers as well as those watching the technology carefully. Let us know what you think by participating in our poll below.

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